It takes an African American "Democrat" to make segregation of the public schools even worse thanks to his ruinous education policies.
It isn't that Obama and Duncan are racists so much that they are totally in bed with the billionaire/Wall Street/neoliberal interests who don't give a shit about the fallout from privatization of public services, such as schools. It's all about the money with them.
Of course crackpot economist Milton Friedman came up with the voucher scheme (and later on supported charter schools) as a way to circumvent Board v. Board of Education.
It just astounds me to no end how far this country has gone backward in sixty years.